10 great foods for men

10 Great Foods For Men

According to the Canadian publication Alive, these 10 foods offer great benefits to men’s health. Needless to say that they are also great food for women.
1. Almonds
They are rich in calcium, fibre, iron and magnesium; they help lower cholesterol.
2. Bananas
A good source in potassium, bananas help regulate blood pressure.
3. Blueberries
They are loaded with vitamin C. They also contain phytonutrients that promote healthy aging and improve short-term memory.
4. Broccoli
 Rich in phytonutrients and vitamins A and C, broccoli may help prevent heart disease and diabetes.
5. Salmon
It offers an excellent source of omega 3  which is essential for a healthy heart.
6. Spinach
A great source of vitamins A and C and folate (vitamin B9), spinach boosts the immune system and help protect against macular degeneration.
7. Cooked Tomatoes
Lycopene in tomatoes has been associated with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. Adding fat (like extra-virgin olive oil) to cooked tomatoes, increases lycopene absorption by 55 percent.
8. Apples
They contain vitamin C and pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lowering blood cholesterol and glucose.
9. Wheat Germ
Full of nutrients including thiamine, folate, magnesium, and zinc, and a good source of fibers.
10. Sweet Potatoes
Rich in beta carotene that helps slow the aging process and reduces the risk of certain cancers.
Source: Alive, March 2012, Issue no 353